Downtown Needles, CA: Video surveillance leads to the arrest of a man and male juvenile for theft and possession of stolen property.

Downtown Needles, CA: Video surveillance leads to the arrest of a man and male juvenile for theft and possession of stolen property.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, during the early morning hours on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, deputies responded to reports of several vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the areas of California Street, R Street and the 2300 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.

During their investigatin, deputies obtained video depicting the suspects carrying some of the reported stolen property, which included a 9mm handgun.

At approximately 11:15pm PT on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Deputy McKay was patroling in the area of the 200 block of J Street in Downtown Needles, California.

While he was doing so, he observed two subjects that matched the description of suspects involved in numerous vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles that had occurred over the past 24 hours in the west end of the City of Needles.

Deputy McKay contacted the subjects at the Jack in the Box on J Street.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the subjects were identified as 25 year old Darren Stevens from Needles, California and a 14 year old male from Needles, California.

During his contact with the subjects, Deputy McKay recovered a 9mm handgun that was stolen from a vehicle during the prior vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles.

Both subjects were arrested for the Thefts, Vehicle Burglaries and possession of the Stolen handgun.

Stevens is on active parole in California for Voluntary Manslaughter and had an active no bail warrant for a parole violation.

Stevens was transported to the Colorado River Station Jail where he is being held pending court with no bail.

The 14 year old male was transported to the Juvenile detention facility in Apple Valley, California.

This investigation is on-going and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy McKay or Deputy Deruiter at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue, or call: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those whishing to remain anonymous can call the We Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (927463) or leave information online at: http://www.wetip.com

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https://local.nixle.com/alert/6596826/

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